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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bagdad

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On the Tigris, 500 m. from its mouth, and connected with the Euphrates by canal; is the capital of a province, and one of the most flourishing cities of Asiatic Turkey; dates, wool, grain, and horses are exported; red and yellow leather, cotton, and silk are manufactured; and the transit trade, though less than formerly, is still considerable. It is a station on the Anglo-Indian telegraph route, and is served by a British-owned fleet of river steamers plying to Basra. Formerly a centre of Arabic culture, it has belonged to Turkey since 1638. An imposing city to look at, it suffers from visitations of cholera and famine.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bagdad'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bagdad.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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